Schools in Bangkok resume in-person classes today

Schools in Bangkok resume in-person classes today

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  • Phuket to open to fully vaccinated, COVID-19 free foreign tourists without quarantine in July

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will proceed with its plans to attract foreign tourists to the resort island of Phuket, without compulsory quarantine, starting July 1st this year, with flight promotions as an incentive. The plan offers the first quarantine-free option for international arrivals in Thailand since the pandemic...
  • Thailand logs all-time high single day infections of 4,887 and 32 more deaths

    Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infections surged to an all-time high of 4,887 cases today (Thursday), including 2,835 among inmates in Bangkok’s two main remand prisons, while there were 32 more deaths. The exponential increase in new infections today was due to the inclusion of 2,835 cases reported among inmates by...
  • Thailand COVID Vaccine

    Endgame. Whose endgame?

    Intensifying vaccination drama in Thailand is taking place against an intriguing international backdrop featuring an apparent race between the West on one side and a Chinese-Russian alliance on the other to pump vaccines into the third world, which is being threatened seriously by COVID-19 at the moment. Call it a...
  • Thailand officially enters rainy season this Saturday

    Thailand will officially enter the rainy season this Saturday, with more rain than last year and rainfall over the entire season anticipated to be 5%-10% more than average, said Meteorological Department Director-General Nattapon Nattasomboon today (Wednesday). Rainfall for the first half of the rainy season will be widespread and more...
  • Thai Govt. approves walk-in COVID-19 inoculation facilities in all provinces

    Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul approved walk-in COVID-19 vaccination facilities in all provinces today (Wednesday), hoping to inoculate at least 70% of the population. The approval came as the government’s COVID-19 vaccination management committee convened for the second time this year. The arrangement of walk-in facilities is to be...
3 acquitted of murder of Col Romkhlao and four officers during 2010 protests

3 acquitted of murder of Col Romkhlao and four officers during 2010 protests

Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports of five new COVID-19 infections

Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports o...

ASEAN calls for “return to normalcy” in Myanmar after coup

ASEAN calls for “return to normalcy” in Myanmar after coup

59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

Schools in Bangkok resume in-person classes today

Schools in Bangkok resume in-person classes today

3 acquitted of murder of Col Romkhlao and four officers during 2010 protests

3 acquitted of murder of Col Romkhlao and four officers during 2010 protests

Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

ASEAN calls for “return to normalcy” in Myanmar after coup

ASEAN calls for “return to normalcy” in Myanmar after coup

Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports of five new COVID-19 infections

Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports o...

59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

Politics

Move Forward party proposes law amendment to prevent distortion of laws

The opposition Move Forward Party is working on a bill, to be submitted to the House of Representatives, seeking to...

Top Stories of 2020

Profiles

Anwar Salaeh, the Democrat fighting for party’s return to anti-authoritarian roots    

While for outsiders Anwar Salaeh is a rebel MP, most of his fellow Democrats consider him a black sheep for...
Anwar was among 17 Democrat MPs who opposed voting for Thammanat in the February 2020 censure debate before reluctantly toeing his party’s line to back the controversial government figure.

Around Thailand

Fishermen in Rayong demand compensation for sea reclamation

About 400 small fishing boats converged off Takuan beach, in Muang district of Thailand’s eastern province or Rayong, to demand...

Asean

Buddhist monks in Myanmar split on anti-junta movement

Myanmar's Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country's...

Opinions

Thailand COVID Vaccine

Endgame. Whose endgame?

Intensifying vaccination drama in Thailand is taking place against an intriguing international backdrop featuring an apparent race between the West...
Hopefully Thailand would be among non-elitist nations standing to benefit from the international competition for the knight-in-shining-armor label when the coronavirus is concerned.

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

“Ghost Lab”, a thriller from GDH , becomes the first Thai film to premiere on Netflix

Were it not for the coronavirus, “Ghost Lab” would have premiered last year and would now be an “old movie”...

Highlights of the week

Thailand COVID Vaccine

Endgame. Whose endgame?

Intensifying vaccination drama in Thailand is taking place against an intriguing international backdrop featuring an apparent race between the West...
Hopefully Thailand would be among non-elitist nations standing to benefit from the international competition for the knight-in-shining-armor label when the coronavirus is concerned.

Political Pulse

WHO report blames WHO, among others

May 13, 2021: An "independent" panel set up by the World Health Organisation has blamed the WHO itself significantly for...
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